Snowstorms and Air Conditioners

March 17, 2016

We haven’t completely escaped winter in Shelby just yet. Mother Nature has provided us with a few nice days, but she’s always prepared to remind us that she’s the boss. So when she does finally let up and it starts to warm up, read below so you won’t want to have to unexpectedly call us for out for air conditioner service.

Heavy snowfall could bury your air conditioner in the snow, diminishing its performance when the temperatures begin to warm up for the season. Not to mention it can inhibit a high-efficiency system from performing as such. The situation could become an even bigger problem too if you don’t prep for it with an annual air conditioner service appointment.

There are preparations you can do as a homeowner to help your air conditioner operate correctly even though snow has fallen or could fall in the coming days and weeks.

  1. Ensure you have a 3-foot/1-meter clearance around your air conditioner. Check the area regularly to make sure that it stays clear and that there are no snow drifts or piles of debris that could have accumulated through the winter.
  2. Contrary to what you may think, covering your air conditioner may end up doing more damage than you’d expect. A covered air conditioner may be inviting for rodents looking for shelter from the weather and start to call it home, causing damage to the system as they roam about.

While the weather in Shelby will most likely fluctuate up and down over the last few days of winter, you can’t count out the probability of weather that can impact the performance of your air conditioner. At Hopper Heating and Air in Shelby, we are always available to check any areas around your home or answer any of your questions, whether they’re in regards to air conditioner service or purchasing a new system. Keeping you and your family safe and comfortable is our top priority. Give us a call at 704-233-7363 to receive more information.